Health

Philippine president: Tests showed 'I'm not yet cancerous'

Oct 9, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says medical tests show he doesn't have cancer, but adds that he won't release a detailed report on his health

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

Oct 5, 2018

As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of Muslims gathered on a beach to pray and remember those they lost, a week after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged an Indonesian city and killed over 1,500 people.

Philippine's Duterte says he may have cancer, awaiting tests

Oct 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he might have cancer and is awaiting the results of recent medical tests

Rare Sumatran tiger caught in animal trap dies

Sep 27, 2018

Authorities say a critically endangered Sumatran tiger pregnant with two cubs was found dead in the Indonesian province of Riau after being caught in a pig trap

Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Sep 25, 2018

Thai police have handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana to be used for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication

Vietnam's capital urges residents to stop eating dog meat

Sep 11, 2018

Authorities in Vietnam's capital are urging residents to stop eating dog meat because it hurts the city's image and improper raising of the animals could spread rabies

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

6 Asians receive Ramon Magsaysay Awards for accomplishments

Aug 31, 2018

Six people have received the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a Cambodian who helped document Khmer Rouge atrocities and an Indian who led the rescue of thousands of mentally ill street paupers

Thailand's Queen Sirikit, 86, admitted to hospital with flu

Aug 20, 2018

Thailand's Queen Sirikit is being treated in a hospital for the flu

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

Aug 10, 2018

After powerful Indonesia quake, traumatized survivors live in fear deadly aftershocks as sense of crisis drags on

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